Nerissa McRury, an instructor and dancer with the International Dance Academy and a 2014 Miss Universe Canada Pageant candidate, has set a goal to raise ten thousand dollars for Operation Smile through the sale of a calendar project she is calling Charmed!. Operation Smile is an international children’s medical charity that provides reconstructive surgeries and related medical care to heal the smiles of children who have facial deformities such as a cleft lip or palate.

Together with Shine Photo of Thunder Bay, the Charmed! calendar will feature local children ages two through twelve in various fun-themed settings. There will be online voting and the photos with the most votes will be published in the 2014 calendar. Completed calendars will be sold for $19.99 and will be available shortly after Halloween. To register your child for a photo session, call (807) 631-5162. Full details are available on the Shine Photo website: